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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

By MIRIAM JORDANJAN. 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential to date.

Homeland security officials said that they were ending a humanitarian program, known as Temporary Protected Status, for Salvadorans who have been allowed to live and work legally in the United States since a pair of devastating earthquakes struck their country in 2001.

Salvadorans were by far the largest group of foreigners benefiting from temporary protected status, which shielded them from deportation if they had arrived in the United States illegally. The decision came just weeks after more than 45,000 Haitians, the second largest group, lost protections granted after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, and it suggested that others in the program, namely Hondurans, may soon lose them as well. Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.

Immigrant advocates and the El Salvadoran government had pleaded for the United States to extend the program, as it has several times since 2001, saying that conditions in El Salvador were still dire. A sense of dread gripped Salvadorans and their employers in California, Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.

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Picked from Youtube, a Trumpist thinks he can slam the Dems with this




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JUST IN: ICE says immigration agents serve notices of inspection and conduct interviews with employees and managers at 98 7-Eleven franchise stores across the US today - @NBCPolitics


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Derek Benner, a top ICE official, tells the AP that Wednesday’s operation was “the first of many” and “a harbinger of what’s to come” for employers.

He said there would be more employment audits and investigations, though there is no numerical goal.
They should start with the farmers. That would shake things up. ;)


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Post by ZekeB » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:58 pm

If Trump could only have his own gestapo...


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MAGA - enjoy your citizenship as long as you can
Justice Department Just Announced They Will Start Revoking Naturalized Citizenship, Because Of Their Mistake
WRITTEN BY NICOLE JAMES

While many Americans worry about President Trump’s xenophobic agenda, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing right ahead with his. For Sessions, going after immigrants and dreamers wasn’t enough relic of pre-civil rights America. He wants to go after naturalized citizens too. It even has a name: Operation Janus.

Under the initiative by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The DOJ claims that the USCIS failed to record fingerprints efficiently, but they actually mean that prints needed to be filed digitally. Of course, many naturalized citizens had their fingerprints taken before USCIS started taking the digitally. Those citizens are now in danger of losing their citizenship because of this bizarre choice.

Basically, The DOJ is punishing naturalized citizens because the USCIS wasn’t using technology and methodology that did not yet exist.

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Justice Department Just Announced They Will Start Revoking Naturalized Citizenship, Because Of Their Mistake
WRITTEN BY NICOLE JAMES
Hrm. Going down the link tree, it does not look nearly as horrible as it initially appears. It sounds like what is happening is that as they are digitizing old archives they are finding matches which would have resulted in the naturalization being rejected, not rejecting people because the system did not exist at the time.

That being said, it sounds like a pretty mean spirited waste of resources to try to track down people who had deportation orders decades ago but have not ended up in jail since then.



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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am

Don't know where to put this but just another day in the life of the America that's getting harder to recognize every day.
After 30 years in U.S., metro Detroit immigrant deported to Mexico

After 30 years of living in the U.S, Garcia, a 39-year-old Lincoln Park landscaper, was deported on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from metro Detroit to Mexico, a move supporters say was another example of immigrants being unfairly targeted under the Trump administration.

Jorge Garcia was brought to the U.S. by an undocumented family member when he was 10 years old. Today he has a wife and two children,, all of whom are U.S. citizens.
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pipistrelle wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am
Don't know where to put this but just another day in the life of the America that's getting harder to recognize every day.
After 30 years in U.S., metro Detroit immigrant deported to Mexico

After 30 years of living in the U.S, Garcia, a 39-year-old Lincoln Park landscaper, was deported on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from metro Detroit to Mexico, a move supporters say was another example of immigrants being unfairly targeted under the Trump administration.

Jorge Garcia was brought to the U.S. by an undocumented family member when he was 10 years old. Today he has a wife and two children,, all of whom are U.S. citizens.
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 033296001/
I seem to remember that even Teh Donald said to get rid of the undesirables among the illegal imigrants and keep the integrated? Seems to me that returning the more freshly arrived over the long term integrated residents would make more sense. The immigration dragnet just pulls up the wrong people.



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Sen. Leahy questions DHS Sec. Nielsen on the White House immigration meeting:

Sen. Leahy: "Norway is a predominantly white country, isn't it?"

Sec. Nielsen: "I actually do not know that, sir, but I imagine that is the case
."
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She doesn't know that the vast majority of Norwegians are white? Where does Trump find these people?

Her name is "Kirstjen Nielsen" for pity's sake. She can't really be that ignorant about Scandinavia.


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Grab some popcorn and a coke, turn on the TV and watch @GrahamBlog questioning memory-impaired DHS Secretary now.


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Sen. Leahy questions DHS Sec. Nielsen on the White House immigration meeting:

Sen. Leahy: "Norway is a predominantly white country, isn't it?"

Sec. Nielsen: "I actually do not know that, sir, but I imagine that is the case
."
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She doesn't know that the vast majority of Norwegians are white? Where does Trump find these people?

Her name is "Kirstjen Nielsen" for pity's sake. She can't really be that ignorant about Scandinavia.
She was acceptable and works for LaRump, so yes. I thought that was also one of the hiring requirements, not knowing anything about what you were supposed to be running.


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Post by Addie » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:29 am

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Immigrant who volunteered to rebuild N.J. homes after Superstorm Sandy seeks sanctuary from deportation

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Harry Pangemanan was honored a week ago by the Borough of Highland Park for rebuilding hundreds of homes along the Jersey Shore destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, the Indonesian national and father of two met the governor.

It wasn't to receive more accolades. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy went to the Reformed Church of Highland Park to lend his high-profile support to Pangemanan, an unauthorized immigrant, as he was entering sanctuary to escape deportation. ...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swooped into Central New Jersey around 8 a.m. Thursday morning and arrested two Indonesians, Gunawan Liem of Piscataway and Roby Sanger of Metuchen, said Kaper-Dale, who also runs the Deportation and Immigration Response Equipo that tries to intervene in ICE raids.

Pangemanan narrowly escaped. After eluding ICE agents outside his Highland Park home, he was escorted to the church, where he joined three other Indonesian Christians in sanctuary.

Murphy, who pledged during the gubernatorial campaign to protect unauthorized immigrants in New Jersey, said he raced to the church after learning of the ICE activity.

"I'm going to go back, go to Trenton right now and meet with my team and try to think through," Murphy told reporters. "This is extraordinary stuff we're talking about. These are wonderful people, and it's almost indescribable."


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:53 pm

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

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In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as well as the presidential proclamation imposing the ban, and concluded that it "second-guesses our nation's dedication to religious freedom and tolerance."

The 4th Circuit is the second federal appeals court to rule against the ban. In December, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trump exceeded the scope of his authority with the latest ban.

The 4th Circuit court upheld a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who issued an injunction barring enforcement of the ban against people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who have bona fide relationships with people in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to hear the travel ban case in April. In December, the high court said the ban could be fully enforced while appeals made their way through the courts.


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Post by Addie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:30 pm

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Supreme Court to hear travel ban case on April 25

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will review the legality of President Trump’s travel ban at the end of April.

The court released the April calendar Friday and arguments in the travel ban case will be heard on Wednesday, April 25, which is the last day of regularly scheduled arguments for the term.

The court agreed in January to hear the case about two months after the justices granted the administration’s request to fully reinstate the president’s ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad — that was blocked by lower court orders.

The latest ban also put restrictions on officials from Venezuela and immigrants from North Korea, but those are not at issue in this case.

Last week the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Va., became the second appellate court to rule against the ban. In a 9-4 decision, the court said the restrictions were “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam.”


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Iranian refugees, denied entry to US, could face persecution in Iran
By CONOR FINNEGAN Feb 22, 2018, 12:58 PM ET

Dozens of Iranian refugees waiting in Austria to be resettled in the U.S. have now been denied entry by the Trump administration, according to refugee resettlement groups and the State Department.

The Christians and other religious minorities, about 100 in total, had been left in limbo for over a year - and now face possible deportation back to Iran, where they would face persecution, arrest, and even torture, warned a congressional human rights commission.

"This is just another example of the United States turning its back on those fleeing from harm," the International Refugee Assistance Project said in a statement Wednesday.

The State Department would not confirm the number of refugees that have been denied, but a spokesperson told ABC News: "Changes to the vetting process introduced in 2016 resulted in a greater number of denials in the Vienna refugee program."

Iranians were barred from coming to the U.S. on President Donald Trump's original and subsequent travel bans, and refugees from Iran were on temporary refugee bans that ended in January. While Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have advocated for special admission of more Christian refugees, Trump has also blasted Iran in particular as a threat.

The State Department spokesperson denied that the increased number of rejected refugees were because of those bans or Trump's rhetoric, but refused to explain why the refugees were denied or what changes to the vetting process now blocked their entry, citing privacy and security reasons.

The decision has also sparked outrage on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan co-chairs of Congress's Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission are demanding details of the decision from the Department of Homeland Security and urged the remaining refugees in Austria be admitted.

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Supreme Court won't hear Trump bid to end DACA program

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will stay out of the dispute concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for now, meaning the Trump administration may not be able to end the program March 5 as planned.

The move will also lessen pressure on Congress to act on a permanent solution for DACA and its roughly 700,000 participants -- undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. ...

Monday's action by the court, submitted without comment from the justices, is not a ruling on the merits of the DACA program or the Trump administration's effort to end it.

At issue is a ruling by federal District Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, who blocked the plan to end DACA and held that the Trump administration must resume accepting renewal applications. The action means the case will continue going through the lower courts.


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Wife of special forces veteran facing deportation: report
BY MAX GREENWOOD - 02/28/18 09:51 PM EST

The wife of a retired Army Special Forces veteran is facing possible deportation, despite legal provisions allowing undocumented spouses of military personnel and veterans to remain in the country.

Military Times reported Wednesday that Elia Crawford, 44, the wife of Ret. Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, 52, could be deported if a Virginia immigration court rules against her on Monday.

Elia fled her home country of Honduras in 1999 in the wake of Hurricane Mitch. She married Bob Crawford in 2001 when he was still on active duty. The couple has two sons – a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old.

Spouses of active duty troops or veterans are eligible for a type of relief called "Parole in Place" that allows them to remain in the U.S. and pursue a green card if they entered illegally.

But Elia cannot take advantage of that program, because she is currently under a deportation order. According to Military Times, the Homeland Security Department will not lift the order.


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Will Trump enforce extreme vetting when he allows light coloured people an exception to storm The Wall ?
THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION ASKING TRUMP TO LET WHITE FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATE TO U.S. AFTER COUNTRY VOTES TO FORCE THEM OFF LAND
BY CHANTAL DA SILVA ON 3/1/18 AT 12:22 PM

Updated | More than 12,000 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. amid a vote by the country's parliament favoring a motion that could see South Africa's constitution amended to allow for land to be stripped from owners without any compensation.

The motion, which will still need the approval of the South African Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee before an amendment can even be drafted, has once again stoked fears among the country's white farmers of a violent and disastrous land redistribution akin to that which crippled Zimbabwe in the 2000s.

The online petition calls on Trump to "take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States." Boer is the term used to describe South Africans of Dutch, German or Huguenot descent, who are also commonly referred to as Afrikaners.


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WaPo: Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, to impose quotas on immigration judges:
The Trump administration will pressure U.S. immigration judges to process cases faster by establishing a quota system tied to their annual performance reviews, according to new Justice Department directives.

The judges will be expected to clear at least 700 cases a year to receive a “satisfactory” performance rating, a standard that their union called an “unprecedented” step that risks undermining judicial independence and opens the courts to potential challenges.

* * *

According to a copy of the guidelines, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the purpose of the new quota system will be to ensure “cases are completed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.” The system sets up additional bench marks, penalizing those who refer more than 15 percent of certain cases to higher courts, or judges who schedule hearing dates too far apart on their calendars.

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Immigration cases can vary widely in complexity and the length of time required to adjudicate them. O’Malley said that judges who fail to meet their quotas can appeal to supervisors if their numbers fall short of the Justice Department’s expediency goals.
And, of course:
Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said the quota system could introduce an “appealable” issue and invite legal challenges.

“It could call into question the integrity and impartiality of the court if a judge’s decision is influenced by factors outside the facts of the case, or if motions are denied out of a judge’s concern about keeping his or her job,” Tabaddor said.


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The refugees seeking haven in America were poor & disease-ridden. They threatened to take jobs away from Americans, strain welfare budgets. They practiced an alien religion. Accused of bringing crime and of being rapists. And, worst of all, these undesirables were Irish.
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Irish?!!! :shock: Since when did the USA let Irish people come here? :o

;)

Seriously, back in the 1950's when I was a boy in Massachusetts I remember hearing adults refer to Irish immigrants and Irish-Americans using various anti-Irish slurs.

In Scituate, MA the locals call themselves "Townies" and sometimes wear T-shirts proclaiming the fact. You can also buy T-shirts that proclaim that the wearer is an "Irish Townie".

The Irish originally came to Scituate to harvest seaweed. That seaweed was called "Irish Moss". This was back-breaking work that the then locals did not want to do. (Today this same seaweed is still used for various purposes but now it is imported from Canada.)

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Irish?!!! :shock: Since when did the USA let Irish people come here? :o
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From an article Before the Irish became "white" in the US, how were people able to distinguish them as "non-white?":

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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Law Used to Deport Convicted Criminals

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The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a provision in federal immigration law that was used to deport foreigners convicted of serious crimes.

The justices, voting 5-4 Tuesday on the core question, said the law’s definition of "crime of violence" was so vague as to be unconstitutional. People convicted of a violent crime are subject to mandatory deportation, meaning government officials don’t have discretion to let them stay.

Writing for the court, Justice Elena Kagan said the law’s definition of a violent crime was similar to a provision in the Armed Career Criminal Act that the justices have ruled was unconstitutionally vague.

As in the career-criminal law, the immigration provision "produces more unpredictability and arbitrariness than the due process clause tolerates," Kagan wrote.


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